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by Courtney on June 16, 2012

I don’t even know where to begin…

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But I’ll get to that in a second. Winking smile

Good morning, friends! Happy weekend! Is everyone getting their weekend kicked off on a healthy note?

I was up a little earlier than normal for a Saturday since Jay had to be up and out early for a golf tournament. I knew I could have slept in way longer if I let myself, but knowing that today is going to be another beautiful day, I figured I’d get up and embrace it.

Before anything, I decided start my day with some yoga. Seriously…I’m actually starting to crave it now, which is crazy to me. Today’s yoga of choice was the element 30 minute AM session.

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I received this DVD in my swag bag from the Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet event last month so I figured I’d give it a shot. Honestly, the DVD was a little slow for me and is definitely geared more towards beginners. If you’re new to yoga and not quite sure on many of the poses, this would be a great one for you to try. The instructor, I thought, did a wonderful job really explaining each of the poses which would be extremely helpful for just starting out.

Either way, even though it wasn’t quite as challenging of a session, it still felt great to stretch out my muscles. I’m actually feeling a bit tight from my walk yesterday, which I figured out was just shy of 4 miles…who knew?

Speaking of which…

Fun little fact: My husband is obsessed with thinking that he sees UFO’s. True story. At first I thought he was being funny, but I really think he’s serious. After I posted this picture yesterday, can you guess what kind of response I got?

Yep. He says it’s a UFO. According to him, “planes wouldn’t fly that low!”

Gosh, I love him. (and I swear, he’s really not crazy)

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So as soon as I finished up yoga this morning, I headed straight to the kitchen for breakfast. I’ve had ants in my pants for the last three days to finally try out my latest new purchase…and today was the day.

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You guys. These Kodiak Cakes are incredible. Dare I even say…life changing? Winking smile

The fact that you only add water is a plus on its own, but to have them taste incredible on top of that? Oh.my.word.

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I included some chia seeds in my batter today, along with some banana slices that I let cook right into the pancakes, and topped them all with some more banana slices, peanut butter, and a drizzle of sugar-free syrup.

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Welcome to my new favorite breakfast. Smile

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Now let’s just hope they hold me over a bit longer than regular pancakes do.

As soon as I hit publish on this post, I’m headed down to the Farmers Market (finally!) to hopefully find some goodies, and then I’m even debating on getting a pedicure because, well, I want to.

Happy Saturday!!

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1 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

Haha love that he even noticed that in the picture! And that yoga DVD looks like it would be a good one for me to try – I still need all the help I can get :)
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2 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third June 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

Can you please bring me that plate of pancakes right now??? They look so fluffy and I swear I can taste them through the computer.
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3 Megan@ The Running Doc June 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

Those pancakes look absolutely incredible! The combo of pancakes and banana is my absolute favorite!
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4 Presley (@runpretty) June 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

My husband is the same way! He also truly believes in ghosts. I don’t even know what to say to defend him… haha
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5 Blog is the New Black June 16, 2012 at 9:57 am

Those DO look life changing…. I will have to take a look into getting some!
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6 Betsy June 16, 2012 at 10:06 am

Those pancakes look AMAZING! Happy Saturday!

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7 Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats June 16, 2012 at 10:10 am

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Kodiak cakes, but I’ve never seen them around here….look delicious!
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8 jessie June 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

uhh those pancakes look AMAZING!! i’m quite jealous to be honest :-X Have a wonderful weekend!!

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9 Brittany @ Britt's Blurbs June 16, 2012 at 10:27 am

Oh yum those pancakes looks delish! I’ve heard so many good things about the Kodiak mix. Definitely gonna have to try it! Farmers Market & Pedicure= the PERFECT Saturday! Throw in a little beach/sun-time and it’s complete! Enjoy!
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10 Holly June 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

Guess who went to Target yesterday just for this mix after seeing it on here?! This girl ;) Can’t wait to try them tomorrow…making Craig chocolate chip pancakes for his ‘first’ father’s day!
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11 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

Oh those husbands- they add so much spice to our lives.
Oh M Geeee- those pancakes DO look life changing- so fluffy and delicious I swear I can taste them through my computer screen! Yummm!
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12 Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

Well, you sold me on buying that pancake mix! I can’t wait to try it!
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13 Leanne June 16, 2012 at 11:09 am

Ohh yummm! I want those pancakes ;) I’m eating a honeydew melon right now… that’s good too – but Man do those cakes look great :D
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14 Liz @ iheartvegetables June 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

Wow those look so good!!!! :)
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15 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

I have to try those Kodiak Cakes! Me being a pancake fanatic and all!! I’m off to the Farmers market too!! Have a great weekend!
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16 Kailey June 16, 2012 at 11:35 am

I am dying to try Kodiak Pancakes – I have heard they are simply the best mix! Your rave review makes me want to run to target to buy the mix haha.
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17 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

Kodiak cakes are the BEST! I fell in love with them about a year or so ago and I’m currently out. Thankfully I found out Target just started selling them (!!!) so I’ll be restocking shortly!

And yes, craving yoga is amazing! When I get out of the habit, I tend to forget just how amazing it is but then when I do it, I’m reminded of how wonderful it is for both my mind and body and find myself craving it everyday. :)
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18 Michelle@Peachy Palate June 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Those pancakes look like my kind of breakfast!!! I want Kodiak cakes!!!
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19 Tamara June 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I have that very same yoga DVD and I agree, it’s rather gentle (and not long enough for me), but some days it’s all I have time for!
Love the pancake breakfast; where can I find Kodiak?
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20 Courtney June 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Target!!

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21 Emily S June 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Getting a pedicure right now, and I am using the time to catch up on your blog.

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22 Charissa June 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Those pancakes look so good…they are my favourite thing ever. The addition of bananas look fantastic!
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23 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile June 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Oh gosh, now I’m going to have to go out and buy kodiak cakes. Then, I will most likely get addicted and go broke. Ha-ha :D
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24 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom June 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Whoa….those are some De-licious looking pancakes! I am going to have to check to see if my Target carries them because they are now on my must try list!!
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25 Maureen T June 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Those look AMAZING!
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26 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

looks delicious! pancakes are a great way to start the day! :)
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27 Tara Burner June 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm

OMG those pancakes look like they’re to die for! May have to give the recipe a try next week!
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28 Sam @ Fit for My Fork June 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

I love pancakes! These look delicious and easy if you only have to add water. Mmmm…! Getting a pedicure just because you want to is a fine reason for doing so – hope you did! :)
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29 Kaitlyn June 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I’m with ya on the yoga craving! Oh and your pancakes? Yea, they look BOMB. I have a feeling you’d also join me in my love for these waffles I’ve been making almost every weekend…
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30 Lisa June 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Haha, that’s hilarious about the UFO thing because when I was like 13-14 I was so obsessed with UFO’s and always claimed I saw them anywhere we went, I was nutty. Those pancakes look so fluffy! I want them.
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31 Haley @ Housegirl Haley June 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I love that your husband spotted the UFO. So funny. And I love your reason to get a pedicure! “Just because you want to” is always the best reason! Treat yo self :)

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